1. mas_quemex's Avatar
    BlackBerry Z30 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro microprocessor (chipset MSM8960T).

    Snapdragon S4 Product Specs

    So, the device could feature upto 20MP stereoscopic 3D rear camera with minimum disruption. Then why would the maker underuse hardware instead of following the chips ?
    05-15-14 02:34 PM
  2. LostOnThePianoRoll's Avatar
    Well if the rich samsung didn't use a 20 mpx 3D camera there's no way in hell BlackBerry could do it.. it's about production prices.. new technologies are always super expensive..

    Posted via CB10 from my Z10STL100-1/10.3.0.442
    05-15-14 02:36 PM
  3. thurask's Avatar
    Cost, OS support, availability during the design phase, etc.
    05-15-14 02:38 PM
  4. enik's Avatar
    Because I don't think cameras are blackberrys biggest priority. That and on smartphones what's holding back cameras is sensor size not megapixels.

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    05-15-14 09:34 PM
  5. Slash82's Avatar
    I'm not that impressed by megapixels.

    It's more important to have a good sensor and a good lense.

    If you have that many pixels on a small sensor, each pixel won't get much light which means that there will be a lot noise in dark light situations.

    6-8 megapixels are totally enough to print out a poster size picture.



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    05-16-14 02:24 AM
  6. Hasnain Ashfaq's Avatar
    Exactly, megapixels have nothing to do with camera quality. Megapixels mean bigger image size. What matters is your camera's lense and it's sensor.

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    05-16-14 02:57 AM
  7. Mark LeGear's Avatar
    Anyone that simply mentions megapixels knows nothing about quality photography. A dslr that has 10 megapixels sensor will out perform any phone camera without problem. The quality of the sensor and lens are much more important. That being said, I am not impressed with the camera on my z30 but I also don't use my phone as a camera

    Posted via my Z30
    05-16-14 09:14 AM
  8. vader42's Avatar
    There is still really only one phone with a camera that can hold its head up high in a room full of camera buffs. That is the pureview 808. Yes, it has a 41 mp sensor. Yes it has a large sensor (1/1.2 inch - thats almost the same size as an rx100) . Yes it has a custom carl zeiss lens which at the time had the smallest manufacturing tolerences of any comercial lens. They spent 5 years developing the sensor.

    Anyway, you are right - megapixels are not the be all and end all, but if you have everything else sorted, then more pixels are better.

    PS for comparison, most phones use a 1/3.2 inch sensor with 1.4um pixel size. The 808 still used 1.4um pixel, but could combine them electronically into a 4um pixel for a stunning 8 mp shot. Pity the rest of the phone was slow by modern standards.

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    05-16-14 05:28 PM
  9. Jdane07's Avatar
    I've got a Z2 with it's 20.7MP camera, and while it is the best phone camera I've ever used, it's not leaps and bounds better than the competition. Definitely more to a quality camera than MPs.

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    05-16-14 06:35 PM
  10. grover5's Avatar
    It looks like the 400 series from the site you posted is the Z30 processor with a max 1.7 ghz dual core CPU and the adreno 305 GPU. From what I saw it supports up to a 13.5 mp camera. But I could be wrong.

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    05-16-14 06:46 PM
  11. tufcustomer's Avatar
    BlackBerry Z30 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro microprocessor (chipset MSM8960T).

    Snapdragon S4 Product Specs

    So, the device could feature upto 20MP stereoscopic 3D rear camera with minimum disruption. Then why would the maker underuse hardware instead of following the chips ?
    Because mp alone don't make a great camera.

    Posted via CB10
    05-19-14 06:49 PM
  12. rocker_man1's Avatar
    It always blows my mind how ignorant people are with megapixles. A 20mp camera with a pin sensor is horrible it actually will look worse than a 10mp camera due to scaling. It needs to be megapixles vs sensor size. That is why most SLR cameras don't have these huge megapixle cameras.

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    05-19-14 06:55 PM
  13. SUBLIMINALLYINCORRECT's Avatar
    actually what matters more is your skill as a photographer and not the specs. learn to shoot better or learn to light your subject better. this will lead to better photos.

    also learn to use HDR mode
    05-19-14 08:25 PM
  14. rocker_man1's Avatar
    actually what matters more is your skill as a photographer and not the specs. learn to shoot better or learn to light your subject better. this will lead to better photos.

    also learn to use HDR mode
    That is also very true. But the megapixle race is just an arms race. It is actually detrimental to the photo quality on small sensors.

    Mikescraftbeer.com - C00012735/ Mike Garson Photography - C00471EA8
    05-19-14 08:27 PM
  15. gregorylkelly's Avatar
    actually what matters more is your skill as a photographer and not the specs. learn to shoot better or learn to light your subject better. this will lead to better photos.

    also learn to use HDR mode
    Partially true. Cameras nowadays (SLRs) can make up the difference in photographers. I've seen some amazing shots with all the wrong settings and lighting because the camera was able to make up for the photographers mishaps.

    Posted via CB10
    05-20-14 07:13 AM
  16. Slash82's Avatar
    I have got an old Fuji F31fd compact camera from 2006.

    Maybe some of you know that model?

    It has only 6MP and a sensor size of: 1/1.7
    The special thing on that camera is that each pixel has not a square form, they are made like a honeycomb with 6 corners.

    The big advantage of that is that every pixel get more light than "normal" pixel. Which makes it possible to take pictures up ISO800 without any noise.

    That is still awesome in 2014.
    If you are in real low light conditions (parties, concerts, dark rooms) you are able to take clear pictures which come close to professional cameras.

    I think the only phone manufacturer that adopted that technology was HTC with the first generation of the HTC One.

    I wish more manufacturers would do things like that instead making a megapixelrace.

    If you print out 6MP it is still enough for big posters or wallpapers.

    Posted via CB10
    05-20-14 10:44 AM
  17. jfunds's Avatar
    Z10 camera is rubbish!

    Posted via CB10
    05-22-14 12:23 AM
  18. SUBLIMINALLYINCORRECT's Avatar
    Z10 camera is rubbish!

    Posted via CB10
    the same could be said of your input in this thread.
    05-22-14 12:28 AM
  19. nick13b's Avatar
    Z10 camera is rubbish!

    Posted via CB10
    You just suck at taking pictures

    Posted via R115-Aramis.
    05-22-14 03:51 AM

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